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South Dakota Abortion Ban in Statistical Tie for Passage

Approval of Referred Law 6 garnering support from undecided's

SIOUX FALLS, SD--A new Zogby poll finds Referred Law 6, the South Dakota abortion ban, has gained significantly with undecided voters.

"As VoteYesForLife.com spreads truth, people are gaining the freedom to express their opinions for Referred Law 6," says Leslee Unruh, campaign manager. “The momentum is with the vote yes campaign and we are just getting started.”

The pro-life campaign gained 5 points since a July Mason-Dixon poll release. VoteYesForLife.com attributes the surge to its grassroots efforts and compassionate message.

South Dakota women are showing more approval for Referred Law 6. Their opinions display an eight point increase, with 47 percent support. Male endorsement rose two points, to 41 percent.

Abortion proponents often say abortion needs to be legal for women and young people. Yet the new poll suggests that voters under 30 back the law at a rate of two to one. Additionally, women are expressing overwhelming support for the limitation of abortion.

A question concerning the rape and incest provision was asked of those who identified themselves as no voters. Of this group 40 percent would vote yes, 30 percent would vote no. According to the Zogby poll, 63 percent of South Dakotans would support Referred Law 6 if they knew about the rape and incest provisions in the law.

Zogby International conducted a survey of 531 likely South Dakota voters (Margin of Error: +/- 4.3%) on September 20. The key findings include the following:

If the vote for House Bill 1215 which would outlaw all abortions with an exception for the life of the mother were held today, would you vote for House Bill 1215 to outlaw most abortions or would you vote against House Bill 1215?

  September July  
  Zogby Mason-Dixon Difference
For 44 39 +5
Against 47 47 0

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